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66 Posts tagged Persecution

November 17, 2015

The Problem of Anger

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, I observed that the most frequent response was that of anger. President Francois Hollande, for example, vowed to destroy ISIS while the hacking cooperative Anonymous declared it would mercilessly hu …

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July 29, 2015

Young Women and St. Marina

Today, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Marina the Holy Martyr of Antioch, a wonderful role model especially for young women. She was raised as an unbeliever by her parents until her mother died. Afterwards, she believed in ou …

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April 15, 2015

Bishop Serapion and Clergy Commemorate Armenian Genocide

Fr. Moses Samaan

On Tuesday, April 14, His Grace Bishop Serapion and several reverend fathers of the Diocese participated in an ecumenical prayer service at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels commemorating the Armenian genocide of the 20th century i …

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February 24, 2015

Updated List of the Names of the New Martyrs of Libya

Fr. Moses Samaan

Below, please find the most recent list of names of the 21 New Martyrs of Libya for use in prayers and publications. Milad Makeen Zaky Abanub Ayad Atiya Maged Soliman Shehata Youssef Shukry Younan Kirollos Boshra Fawzy Bishoy Astafanous Kamel Samuel As …

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February 24, 2015

Ecumenical Prayer Service with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

Fr. Moses Samaan

His Grace Bishop Serapion and several members of the clergy will participate, God willing, in an Ecumenical Prayer Service organized by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange under the auspices of the Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange. The servi …

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February 15, 2015

A Statement on the Martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya

Fr. Moses Samaan

His Grace Bishop Serapion, along with the clergy and laity of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, offers prayers, condolences, and sympathy to the families of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya who received the crown of eternal life on February 13, …

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January 5, 2015

Festal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2015

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is born, let us glorify Him! Christ is from heaven, let us go and meet Him! Christ on earth, let us exalt Him! It is my pleasure to wish all of you a blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, …

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August 27, 2013

2013 GYP Convention

Mona Selim

Fellow Graduates and Young Professionals, Join us this October in the beautiful beach town of Oxnard, California for our 11th Annual Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) Convention: Orthodoxy Uncensored: Defining Truth; refining tradition This year, …

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August 22, 2013

Christian Churches Together (CCT) Letter in Support of the Copts

Fr. Moses Samaan

The ecumenical Christian organization, Christian Churches Together (CCT), has issued a powerful statement in support of the Copts in wake of the recent unprecedented violence against them in Egypt. The statement reads as follows: Grace and peace be to …

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August 17, 2013

Official Statement of the Church on the Torching of over Fifty Churches

Fr. Moses Samaan

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt is following closely the unfortunate incidences occurring in our nation and confirms its strong stance with the Egyptian law enforcement, the armed forces, and all civil Egyptian institutions in confronting violent a …

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August 17, 2013

Words of Comfort from Pope Tawadros

Fr. Moses Samaan

In a recent interview, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II offered the following words of comfort to all Copts around the world who are feeling sadness over the recent systematic attack on over 50 churches, monasteries, and Christian institutions throughout …

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August 16, 2013

Photos and Video of the Barbaric Attack on St. George Church in Sohag

Fr. Moses Samaan

The following gallery and video depict the barbaric attack against the venerable St. George Church in Sohag by what the media have called “peaceful protestors.” The Diocese of Los Angeles strongly condemns this attack, and the many others like it, and …

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